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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

As older farmers retire, fewer young farmers are stepping in to take their place. The number of beginning farmers dropped 20 percent in the last five-year census period, and the average US farmer now tops 58 years of age. more

CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

CIAS supports innovative graduate student research addressing the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized farms and food businesses. Awarded annually, our competitive mini-grants aid students as they initiate their research in sustainable agriculture and food systems. more


Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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CIAS 2019-20 Annual Report

Dairy Supply Management: Presentation by Torsten Hemme

New Livestock Compass Spreadsheet Availabe

CIAS 2018-19 Annual Report

Beginning Farmer Programs at CIAS

Wisconsin Workers’ Rights Reference Cards

Farms and Food For the Future: CIAS 2016 Annual Report

Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers Course Available Online

Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Youth Get Active with School Lunch

Innovating for our Sustainable Future: CIAS 2015 Annual Report

Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Ensuring Meaningful Farmer Participation in Farm to School

Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Madison Metropolitan School District Garden Bars

Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Garden (Wausau)

The Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial: Long-Term Research for Resilient Agriculture

Wisconsin Grazing Activities Resource List

Fun Grazing Facts Fortune Teller

CIAS: a catalyst for sustainable agriculture and food ideas in Wisconsin

Wisconsin College and University Programs and Projects in Sustainable Agriculture

Find Local Food With the 2009 Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas

Distribution Models for Local Food

Now, More Than Ever…

UW-Madison Organic Research

Food and the Mid-Level Farm

Savor The Flavor Of Local Food With The 2008 Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas

Cows turn Pasture into Milk

Stories From the Field: Environmental Research at the University of Wisconsin

Resource CD Provides Facts and Tools for Fresh Market Vegetable Growers

Designing and building a New Zealand-style milking parlor

Sustainable agriculture curriculum materials

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